Monday, August 4, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous ~~Challenge #13~~

Welcome Sweet Friends, This is Challenge #13 for Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog ~~Let's Cycle..Up Cycle That Is~~

Being frugal and going green is what it's all about.  Show us how you can up-cycle something using "junk" from your hoard.  Most crafters also hoard boxes, tins, packaging, and bits of this and that.  Our mantra is "I can MAKE something with that!"  Now is your chance!  Up-cycle!

Our sponsers this month are Altered Pages and Canvas Corp.  This challenge is sponsored by Canvas Corp

One lucky winner will receive this prize donated by Gloria full of awesome Canvas Corp. goodies!

Here's my DT project for this challenge.  My re-cycling item was a Graphic 45 packaging from their brads.  I have been hoarding them forever and it was fun to use one!!  I used the fun 6 x 6 canvas and mini canvas from our sponsor Canvas Corp.  I also used some of the gorgeous papers from Canvas Corp..Black and Kraft along with some of the tags.  I used a vintage dress pattern that I altered with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze and mists for behind the recycled G45 packaging.

Challenge Rules Are Here:  Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog Rules.  Make sure to link your projects using the link tool on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

Here's the links to hop around and see what the rest of the Design Team have created for this challenge!

Donna Idet
Glenda Brooks
Gloria Stengel BLOG OWNER
Karen Zueger (YOU ARE HERE)
Pam Bray
Tammi Bennett
Amber Milone
Christy Butters
Debbie Seyer
Ginny Nemchak
Jan Marie Ennenga
Kathy Clement

Products Used:  Flowers and Mini Rosebuds from I Am Roses
Canvas Corp Black and Kraft Paperline along with tags from the collection
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Key Holes and Keys
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze Saffron and Woven Burlap mist
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink


  1. This is so pretty, Karen! Love how you've crafted a tag using the canvas. . it adds so much dimension and character! The flowers are perfectly placed as is the key and keyhole. . .such a classy vintage project! Beautiful work!

  2. I can so relate to your piece of ART... I love labels.. and the other day I gift a student with a bag of goodies... (all things that needed to be up-cycled) and she is having so very much fun with it all... what she doesnt' use, goes onto the next person... a fun way to share and use things... but I didn't give her any of my labels... they are SPECIAL... and she asked why I didn't give her any... as she loves my labels on things.. .LOL... I LOVE your piece... and using a label.. oh that might happen... but they are special in my hoard... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

  3. Karen, we really are soul sisters....I have saved all those great brad tags, too! Love how you altered yours. The color palette is so warm and vintagey...and all the layers are a feast for the eyes! I just love your work!

  4. Gorgeous project Karen! Love all the layers and your attention to detail! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the vintage feel of the piece.

  6. So many gorgeous elements to see and I love them all!! Wonderful ! :)

  7. I love everything about this, from the photo to the colors to the tags. But my fav is the tiny canvas! Love that part! I have a bin of those G45 tag packaging bits! I saved everyone from my DT days and I have gobs. I love that they have actual tags now, but I still love to use the packaging ones. hee hee

  8. Lovely canvas Karen! That vintage sewing machine is fabulous and I love the mini canvas on top of the bigger one.

  9. My eyes love all the little details on the canvas you created! :-) Simply gorgeous!!! <3

  10. wow - upcycled all the way - lovely and completely on theme! terrific!

  11. Karen, love every detail and I love the sentiment you chosed to use on your project.